Agency Details

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Agency ID1926
TitleWalloon Shire Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 13/10/1916
Date NotesN/A

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services outside of major urban areas

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Series IDTitleFromTo
3804Contract Ledger 31/3/1903 6/11/1916
17131Rate Book 1/1/1912 31/12/1913
3822General Cash Book 21/1/1913 21/4/1917
6128Rate Cash Book 7/11/1913 3/7/1914
3854Valuation Register and Rate Book - Walloon Shire Council 1/8/1915 31/8/1916
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 13/10/1916
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
1925Walloon Divisional Board
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
995Ipswich Shire Council
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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
11326Lowood Shire CouncilLowood Shire formed from part of Walloon Shire
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Local Authorities Act 1902
Queensland Government Gazette 13 Oct 1916, Vol. CVII, No. 139, p.1093
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Establishing Local Authorities Act, 1902
Abolishing Local Authorities Acts 1902-1913
Order in Council 13 Oct 1916
Administered Local Authorities Act, 1902
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The Local Authorities Act 1902 abolished divisional boards and created city, town and shire councils. Under this Act, Walloon Divisional Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to Walloon Shire Council on 31 Mar 1903.

Under the Local Authorities Act 1902, the primary function of Shire Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as parks and reserves, cemeteries, libraries and recreational facilities, water and sanitation services, roads, bridges, wharves, street lighting, public health services (such as immunisations), licences and registrations for businesses, markets and animals, town planning, and the control of noxious weeds and other pests.
The Council was also responsible for administering the Local Fund, and for valuing properties within the Shire for the purpose of determining and collecting rates.
The Council could pass by-laws regarding all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

The Shire Council included a chairman, town clerk and a number of other members. From time to time, the Council could appoint committees for special or general purposes. Council also appointed its own officers, who were paid from the Local Fund.
Each year the Minister appointed an independent auditor to review the financial statements of the Council. The Council submitted an annual Statement of Revenue and Expenditure to the Minister, which was published in the Government Gazette.

Walloon Shire Council was abolished on 13 October 1916 to become part of a new Ipswich Shire.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1926, Walloon Shire Council
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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